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When your fruit seems scarce

For the past three months, you and I have been on quite the adventure—a journey through the fruit of the Spirit. We’ve hopefully been challenged and comforted by the truths in God’s Word that we’ve uncovered. We’ve hopefully strengthened some spiritual muscles and grown in our desire to “remain,” “stay…

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How to Abide in Christ

Well friends, another week and another guest blogger that I’m so thrilled to introduce you all to as we discuss how to abide in Christ. Ali Gentry is a world-changer. She’s a passionate and gifted communicator of God’s Word. She’s a devoted friend. She’s a champion of others. She’s a…

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Wise words from my dear friend Emily

What an incredible series on the fruit of the Spirit this has been! In my study of these nine virtues, I’ve learned so much, and part of that learning has come from some very dear friends of mine who graciously have contributed their wisdom to the blog. I’m so thrilled…

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But the fruit of the Spirit is self-control…

“God creates. Satan counterfeits.” Think about those words. They ring so true. God is the master Creator. Everything He created, the Enemy seeks to counterfeit. God created us to be worshippers of Himself. Satan tries to get us to worship anything and everything else. God created life. Satan brought death…

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But the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness…

Oh, gentleness. Can I please just get an extra helping of you today on my plate? I can’t help but wonder if any of you all feel the same today. Like, you want to be a gentle wife, mom, friend, sister, co-worker, neighbor, boss, employee, etc., but every single time…

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But the fruit of the Spirit is faithfulness…

Hello friends, and welcome back to our blog series through the Fruit of the Spirit! I’m so excited to introduce you to my sweet friend today. Her name is Becca Kuest, and she has such a deep love for the Lord, her husband Kyle, their cute dog Griffey, and a…

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But the fruit of the Spirit is goodness…

I’m a definitions girl. I absolutely love looking up words to add to my understanding of their meaning. Even words that seem common or ones that I already know well, I always seem to gain a better or deeper understanding every time I implement this practice. When you hear the…

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But the fruit of the Spirit is kindness…

What is kindness? I’ve been thinking a lot about this fruit, particularly leading up to this post, and I have found myself searching for expressions of this virtue everywhere I go. Reading the headlines can cause one to think that perhaps kindness is extinct. It’s hard to come by. What…

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But the fruit of the Spirit is patience…

Patience. This is the hard one. For me. There seem to be few things that have tried, tested, and perhaps on my better days even grown patience in me like motherhood has. I know that this one line might feel disqualifying to those of you who aren’t moms, but just…

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But the fruit of the Spirit is peace…

“I just don’t have a peace about it.” How many times have you heard that statement? How many times have you said it yourself? While I don’t believe that there is anything inherently wrong with that phrase, I do think that it has somehow led to a misunderstanding of what…

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